Stars are blind…

Victor had a post on this place sometime ago – the Twin Star Barbecue Steamboat House near the Sibu bus station, round the corner from the Rasa Sayang Cafe. I went there last week with an ex-student who is now a practising lawyer. (Nope! Don’t worry! I’m not seeking his professional services to write out my will or anything! LOL!!)

Sibu's Twin Star - steamboat and BBQ grill

At this place, adults pay RM19.00 per head for the eat-all-you-can buffet and you can help yourself to a choice of beef, chicken, fish (sliced frozen fish fillet), cuttlefish and prawns…

Sibu's Twin Star - meat and stuff

Ummm…perhaps prawns isn’t exactly the right word as they were tinier than my little pinky finger! Then there’s a section of fish balls, sotong balls, prawn balls and whatever balls, crab sticks and so on and on the other side, they have the vegetables…

Sibu's Twin Star - veg and stuff

For a moment, I thought those light yellow things were Japanese tofu…but then, I saw that they were labelled “Butter”. No, it was not butter, that’s for sure, but margarine instead – Planta or one of the cheaper brands, that is and not one of those mono or poly-unsaturated stuff! They wrap the portions in cling wrap to prevent wastage, and I should think that it is a pretty good idea as it would be cleaner too compared to providing a bowl of it and getting the customers to scoop as they like.

To the right, you can see the sambal belacan sauce…and I must say it was really very very nice. I think if I were to go back there again, it would be because I liked the sauce so much. There were some trays of fried noodles, kway teow and mihun but I did not bother to take those as they would only serve to fill you up so that you would not be able to eat so much. Drinks are also provided and you can help yourself to the variety available – orange, lemon, soya bean, herbal tea etc…etc…etc…but of course, the more you drink, the less you can eat.

For dessert, there is ice cream…

Sibu's Twin Star - free ice cream

Just look at the mess that the customers had made! I did not have any though as I was already very full…after just one round. I would think that it was somewhat expensive at RM38 for two or RM57 for 3 persons. With that kind of money, I would be able to enjoy a much more delicious meal at places like the Ruby Restaurant…unless you are the kind that can eat like a horse and go for 4-5 helpings.

And I wished they would not play such loud music – Chinese canto-pop and to make it worse – Jay Chou all night long! After a few rounds of the “Fearless” theme song, it was already getting on my nerves…and I had to make a quick exit for some peace and quiet. Hey! Wait a minute! Perhaps that was their ploy to make sure that diners do not stick around too long and eat too much???

You can hop over to Victor’s blog to see the much nicer photos that he had posted. (See, Vic! I’m so nice! Doing promo for you! You owe me one there! LOL!!!)